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The Leap's Motion-Controlled Technology

May 26, 2012  |  4:00pm
The Leap's Motion-Controlled Technology

The world was interested when motion sensors like the Xbox 360 Kinect, Playstation Move, and Wii came along. But they were just the beginning of what was possible with motion-controlled technology.

The Leap, created by Leap Motion, is a small, low-cost ($70) device that allows users to write on screen with a stylus, control maps with hand motions and play shooter video games by making one’s hand into a gun. Basically, The Leap makes all those action movie sequences—the ones with machines controlled by swipes, pinches and twists of the arms and hands—a reality.

The choice to make the device so cheap was a humanitarian one. The creators, Michael Buckwald and David Holz believe that “people and the human condition can be improved if you give people the incredible power that’s in all computers,” they told Digital Trends.

Watch the demo video below. The Leap is now available for pre-order.

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